Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Giving thanks at the Mariana Bracetti Plaza

This past Saturday, the proprietors of bar-restaurant the Cabin NYC on Fourth Street, Joey Aponte and his brother, chef Dennis Aponte, paid a surprise visit to the Mariana Bracetti Plaza

The brothers, along with local entrepreneur Freaky Frige, donated more than 20 turkeys to the residents here on Third Street between Avenue B and Avenue C. 

The Apontes, who grew up in the Vladek Houses, were planning do to several other surprise turkey drop-offs in other public housing complexes on the LES.

"It feels good to give back to people in need from my neighborhood, the Lower East Side," Frige told EVG contributor Stacie Joy, who shared these photos. "I love my hood."


Scuba Diva said...

When you said "drop-off," I flashed on the line from WKRP in Cincinnatti where Mr. Carlson [Gordon Jump] says, "As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly!"

The episode, "Turkeys Away," is recommended viewing—but I forgot it can't be linked to because of copyright issues; there are too many musical excerpts in the series that came from Howard Hessman's [Dr. Johnny Fever] personal record collection. Sorry.

Laura Goggin said...

I'm thankful for EVGrieve being there for us all these years. It seems no matter what natural, national or local disaster, you are always here holding us up. I have no idea how you find the strength, but I am grateful and wish you and the Grieve family the best this holiday season.

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